How Orthodontics Improve Overall Health

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When people think about orthodontics, we often think about straight, beautiful teeth! And while this goal can indeed be met through the use of orthodontic treatment, braces can help achieve even more. For example, orthodontics can improve your speech and bite by aligning your teeth correctly and it’s even been found that orthodontic treatment has been linked with your dental and overall health as well! Below are a few of the recent associations between dental health and the health of your entire body:

  • Oral bacteria can infect the arterial cells in your heart and weaken the walls of the heart.
  • Loose teeth are a warning sign of impending osteoporosis, which weakens the bones.
  • Oral inflammation and swelling have been linked to clogged arteries.
  • Some studies suggest women with gum disease are more likely than those without gum disease to deliver preterm, low-weight babies.

Gum Disease & Orthodontics

It’s easier to clean and care for straight teeth than it is crooked teeth. When your teeth are in a straight line, there are fewer nooks and crannies for bacteria to hide. Brushing and flossing are able to remove much more debris in straight, well-aligned teeth, lowering the risk for gum disease. The bottom line is this: caring for your teeth will make it easier for you to care for your entire body! To take a step towards a healthier life and a beautiful smile, please contact Kuhni Orthodontic Studio. Our office is located in Spanish Fork, Utah.